Abhinav Guptha

Abhinav Guptha is consultant at MSC and manages financial inclusion lab in India.

Abhinav has led innovation verticals at T-Hub and NPCI, advises start-ups on product development & scaling-up. In professional stints, he was closely working with leading corporations to design and deploy open innovation platforms to launch next generation fintech products. Also, actively involved in launching revolutionary payment products like UPI, BHIM and RuPay. His interest in open banking and API strategy has inducted him as Research Fellow at CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad and explored the impact of open banking products on LMI segment. As an author he published over 15 research papers on consumer behaviour, marketing strategies & digital banking in various global journals. He is a member of various fintech associations across India and regularly speak on emerging fintech ecosystem. He was conferred with 'Jubliant Organsys Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence' for the year 2013. He is alumnus of JNTU Hyderabad and Amity Business School.

Posts by Abhinav Guptha

Yes!poho: Weaving a growth story for the handloom industry

Yes!poho is an experience-based social platform that connects handloom artisans and customers directly using technology. Its technology layer helps cut down the intermediaries involved in the supply chain, improving the artisan incomes. Read its success story to know how it has impacted the weaving community positively.

Are we over-selling start-ups as a career option?

Every startup success story shows up alongside 10 failures; still, entrepreneurship is an attractive career proposition for our youth. In more than 90% of cases, the founders would fail to repay these loans, leaving meaningful relationships with their trusted ones fractured and damaged. Is this a price worth paying? This blog discusses an unfashionable perspective on starting up and shares our experience accelerating startups in Asia while orienting them toward success.